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Chuck is Renewed for a Third Season

May 19, 2009

As reported over the weekend by The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly, NBC has given Chuck a third season. They have only ordered 13 episodes, instead of the traditional 22, but if it does well then an additional 9 episodes may be ordered. In another concession, the show’s producers have had to agree to cost-cutting measures, including eliminating some of the show’s cast. More

Broken Social Scene is Back in the Studio

May 15, 2009 Broken Social Scene

After four years of waiting and nine months of planning, Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene recently blogged to announce that the band is finally back in studio, recording with John McEntire. More

Danger Mouse vs. EMI – Dark Night of the Soul Delayed by Legal Issues

May 15, 2009 Danger Mouse

Danger Mouse’s new project, Dark Night of the Soul, a collaboration with Sparklehorse and legendary film director David Lynch, has run into legal trouble with EMI and the release of its self-titled album has been delayed. It will now be released as a blank CD. More

Mew to Release Lengthiest-Titled Album of the Year and Announce Summer Tour

May 15, 2009 Mew

Come summer, Danish post-rock band Mew will be releasing its lengthily titled new album—which is the third one to be released in America and which was recorded last summer in Brooklyn, NY—on August 25th. More

The Veils Announce North American Tour

May 14, 2009 The Veils

Band to tour with Foreign Born in support of recent release Sun Gangs. More

Elbow Announces North American Tour Dates

May 14, 2009 Elbow

Elbow is set to tour North America, opening for Coldplay in addtion to a handful of headlining dates. More

Depeche Mode Cancels Shows – Dave Gahan Recuperating From Stomach Flu

May 13, 2009 Depeche Mode

After Cornelius cancelled several dates with Deerhoof because of the swine (H1N1) flu, it was Depeche Mode’s turn to get down with the sickness. Yesterday several websites posted the alarming news that Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan had to be rushed to the hospital in Athens, but it was not clear why. The synthpop trio had to cancel their date in Athens last night and in Istanbul tomorrow night. A statement released today revealved that the cause stemmed from Gahan’s “severe bout of gastroenteritis,” commonly known as stomach flu. More

Arcade Fire Get All Philanthropic With Partners in Health

May 13, 2009 Arcade Fire

Maybe Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne was wrong. The folks from Arcade Fire seem pretty nice, to the point of being unrepentantly altruistic. While Win Butler and Co. slowly work on the follow-up to Neon Bible, the members of the Montreal indie-rock unit have signed 250 copies of the deluxe edition of the recently released Miroir Noir DVD for the Partners in Health charity. More

New Spinal Tap Album to Turn it Up to 11 in Honor of Film’s 25th Anniversary

May 12, 2009 Spinal Tap

2009 marks the 25th anniversary of the film’s release, and in its honor, Spinal Tap is releasing their first new album since the early 1990s. And it’s quite a package. More